Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Stacking Die-cuts In Your Favor

Thin Cuts come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Starsheartscirclesflowersovalsbannerstagsnumbersletters—just to name a few 😉 . Our goal this month is to remind you just how handy these tools can be in creating beautiful artwork that is versatile and, dare we say it—Die-namite!
Stacking Die-cuts #ctmh #closetomyheart #dies #diecuts #thincuts #thin #stars #basic #shapes #primary #colors #red #yellow #blue #sapphire #canary #lemon #stargazer #gazer #SE1 #pacifica #pewter #poppy #scrapping #scrapbooking #memory #keeping #technique #3D #dimension
All of our basic shapes Thin Cuts come in a set of four dies ranging in size, from 1″ to 2½”. In the page above we used our Basic Stars Thin Cuts to create something that literally pops off the page.
Stacking Die-cuts #ctmh #closetomyheart #dies #diecuts #thincuts #thin #stars #basic #shapes #primary #colors #red #yellow #blue #sapphire #canary #lemon #stargazer #gazer #SE1 #pacifica #pewter #poppy #scrapping #scrapbooking #memory #keeping #technique #3D #dimension
First we attached the largest stars to the page. You can use glue dotsthin 3-D foam tape, or both—which is what we did. Add the adhesive only to the center of the shape to keep it from going completely flat.
Stacking Die-cuts #ctmh #closetomyheart #dies #diecuts #thincuts #thin #stars #basic #shapes #primary #colors #red #yellow #blue #sapphire #canary #lemon #stargazer #gazer #SE1 #pacifica #pewter #poppy #scrapping #scrapbooking #memory #keeping #technique #3D #dimension
The smaller stars were stacked on top and then attached with a mini staple—not only functioning as an adhesive but as an added design element. You’ll notice that we only used three out of the four star sizes per stack. We found that doing more than three looked too bulky and didn’t visually work with our page. (If you remember from one of our previous posts, details in odd numbers look better than even!) Lastly, using nothing more than a finger, we lifted the corners up starting with the top layer.
Replicate this user-friendly technique with any of our basic shape Thin Cuts. If you want to achieve a similar effect with a Thin Cut that doesn’t come in a variety of sizes, follow the same steps and stack the same sized shapes on top of each other.
And don’t forget, our Thin Cuts are on sale this month! Save 25% on individual sets and 30% on select bundles! Click here to shop!

You can get more great ideas here
If you would like more information on our March special, Die-namite, click here
Happy Scrappin',

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Thin Cuts dies are on sale all month! Save 25% on a wide selection of Thin Cuts dies and 30% on select Thin Cuts bundles! Thin Cuts are an easy way to add shapes, titles, and sentiments to any project — no scissors required!

Here are a few of the thin cuts that are on sale now.

You can see all of the thin cuts on sale here

If you have questions or would like to host a party, call me 503-708-6889.
There are specials for you too.

Want to join my Team?  You guested it, we have a special for you too.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Exclusive Hostess Rewards from Close To My Heart

When you host a party and have $350.00 or more in sales, you earn 1/2 price items

Use your Hostess Rewards to get products like these.
Designer Travel Hostess Bundle

 Work-space Wonder Bundle

 Shin Han Marker Bundle

Let me know if you have questions.  503-708-6889 or

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, February 5, 2018

Did you know?

Did you know that the Crop 4 Vets is less than a week away? 

 Isn't that crazy?  The days have just been flying by.

Of course, that's because I have been really busy getting everything ready so we can have a great time. 

There are still a few seats left, I hope you will join us.  

To sign up call me 503-708-6889.

All proceeds go to help our Veterans.

Happy Scrappin',


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Color Challenge?

I was challenged to use Black, Bashful and Glacier to make something. It could be a card or layout.

I used 2 Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges, Artfully Sent and Artistry to make this card and the Stamp of the month.   I also added the Black and White dots.

Cricut® Artistry Collection (physical cartridge) Item Number: Z3167 $99.00

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (physical cartridge) Item Number: Z3168 $99.00

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.  
Let me know if you would like to get instructions to make this card. 

Happy Scrappin', 


Friday, February 2, 2018

Do you love to craft?

When I ask someone to host a party, this is what I hear. 

I would love to, but I don't have any crafty friends, or I don't have local friends. 

I say invite FRANK. 

Get a piece of paper and start with writing this at the top:

F = Friends
R = Relatives
A = Acquaintances

N = Neighbors (don't forget past neighbors)
K = Kids' Friends' Parents

You may want to include teachers too. 

Lots of people want to learn how to make cards, who wouldn't? Have you seen the price of a Hall Mark card lately?  Wowser!!!

Did you know we have lots of tools to help make your party a success? 

We can set up your party online too, so that even people across the country can go to my website and join your party.  Once I setup your party, you will receive an email where you can invite all your friends no matter where they live to join your party and their purchases count toward your party sales.  How cool is that? 

Let me know if you would like to host a party and earn Free Close To My Heart products. 

Call or text me 503-708-6889 or send me an email

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pretty in Pink......

Check out Close To My Hearts February Special....

Just in time for Valentines day celebrations too.  

Please call me if you have any questions 503-708-6889.  

You can email me at

Happy Scrappin',

Janice Wilson